Google bypassed security settings in Apple’s Safari browser to track users with unwanted cookies. Safari blocks third-party cookies from being installed by default, but Google’s workaround does it anyway. Google removed the offending code, but should expect a call from the Federal Trade Commission. In other news, a class action lawsuit against Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna issues has been settled. Starting April 30, anyone in the U.S. who bought an iPhone 4 can receive $15 or a free bumper case. If you haven’t already received a free bumper, you’ll be emailed to file a claim. And finally, after receiving much scrutiny from the public, Foxconn announced that it would raise employees’ salaries up to 25%. The factory makes electronics for many major companies and has received years of complaints about how it treats its over one million workers.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 20, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).